Type Rating C501/551

Type Rating C501/551

About the program

A type rating is certification that allows a pilot to fly a specific type of aircraft. A type rating is required for aircraft that are complex and have more than one engine.

The Cessna 501/551 Citation is a twin-engine business jet. To fly this aircraft, a pilot must obtain a type rating. The Cessna 501/551 Citation type rating course includes ground school, simulator training, and flight training.

The ground school portion of the course covers aircraft systems, performance, and emergency procedures. The simulator training focuses on aircraft handling, navigation, and instrument flying. The flight training includes takeoffs, landings, and emergency procedures. 

The Cessna 501/551 Citation type rating course is typically completed in two weeks. After completing the course, the pilot must pass a written exam and a practical test. Upon successful completion of the course and tests, the pilot will receive a type rating for the Cessna 501/551 Citation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The training facilities are located in Stockholm Västerås and Stockholm Arlanda.

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Scandinavian Aerospace Academy is an international flight training organization. We accept students from all over the world, currently we have over 30 different nationalities studying at Scandinavian Aerospace Academy.

Scandinavian Aerospace Academy assists our students in finding suitable accommodation in the vicinity of the airport and the training centre. During your initial contact with us, let us know that you’re requesting assistance in finding accommodation.

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The Cessna Citation 501/551 SpA Type Rating Course provides the pilot with the necessary skills and knowledge required to obtain a C501/551 SpA Type Rating. This course meets the EASA requirements.

The course is divided in 3 stages including Computer Based Training (CBT), classroom training, self-studies and flight training.

Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced airline pilots. We have one of the highest percentages of airline experience divided amongst our instructors. This is a key factor for ensuring that our programs are up to date, meeting standards and requirements in a changing aviation industry.

Why Sweden and Scandinavian Aerospace Academy for your training?

Scandinavia, Sweden, is the perfect environment to get the experience you need to become a good Pilot. You will experience hot summers as well as winter operations with low visibility. The weather in Sweden requires prospective pilots to be on their best every time they take flight. Scandinavian weather is often described grey and cold, however for future pilots and training, the climate is exceptional. We strongly believe that the better and more challenging your circumstances are during training prepares you for unforeseen situations that you may encounter as an Airline Pilot on the global market.

International Focus

We have over 30 nationalities performing training with us

Residential Courses

Our campus offers student accommodation in the vicinity of the training center

Focus On People

Flexible and customizable training

Student Dedication

High instructor to student ratio

Career Opportunities

Scandinavian Aerospace Academy is collaborating with airlines

International Focus – We have over 30 nationalities performing training with us

Residential Courses – Our campus offers student accommodation in the vicinity of the training center

Focus On People – Flexible and customizable training

Student Dedication – High instructor to student ratio

Career Opportunities – Scandinavian Aerospace Academy is collaborating with airlines

Scandinavian Aerospace Academy is built on a simple principle, for pilots, by pilots. Management is built and led by active industry professionals always striving for a safer and broader perspective when it comes to aviation training. Are you ready for the next step?


The course includes:

  • Theory (55 hours cbt/classroom training)
  • Aircraft Training (10 hours aircraft training)
  • Course literature

Stage 1:

The theoretical part of the C501/551 Type Rating takes 2 weeks to complete full time. It is a combination of Computer Based Training (CBT) and classroom training with our highly experienced instructors. During this stage you will cover the aircraft systems in-depth, flight planning including performance and mass & balance.

Stage 2:

The second stage takes up to a week to complete and involves a great amount of self study. This stage starts with the normal procedures of the aircraft, you will get to know all the switches and it’s procedures. This stage is completed when you have received the training required to start your first Aircraft training session.

Stage 3:

The third stage contains all your flight training which will be conducted in the aircraft and consists of 10 hours excluding the skill test. The normal rate to complete all 10 hours of flight training + 1 skill test session takes approximately 2 weeks.


Below is a table showing the different phases of training and duration expected to complete each phase.

Stage 12 weeks
Stage 21 week
Stage 32 weeks
Total estimated5 weeks

Pre-Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible for the C550/551 Type Rating course you need to fulfill all the requirements listed below:
Medical Certificate

Valid Medical Class 1 is required prior to starting your type rating course. Medical Class 1 will be accepted from any EASA country. Do you need more information about obtaining an EASA Medical Class 1? Contact us.

License and Ratings

Prior to starting the type rating training course, the applicant shall have:

  • Commercial Pilot License (for EASA applicants, hold frozen ATPL)
  • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
  • Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) or have experience of at least 500 hours as pilot in multi-pilot operations in accordance with PART-FCL
  • Minimum 1500 hours total time of which at least 500 PIC.

Language Proficiency

In order to issue an any EASA rating you will need to obtain a language proficiency level which follows the ICAO standard. The minimum level required to start your training is English level 4 (4 out of 6).


All prices for this course are listed below and split into different packages in order to offer a flexible solution that suits your needs.

C501/551 TR
18900 EUR

✔ Theoretical training
✔ CBT study portal
✔ 10h Aircraft training
✔ Course literature

Landing Training
3800 EUR

✔ 5 touch and go landings
✔ 1 go-around
✔ 1 full stop landing

650 EUR/month

✔Private accommodation
✔ Nearby training center

* Skill test and CAA examiner fee of 1250 EUR will be added.

The prices listed above are the only fees associated with your training, what you see is what you get, simple as that. We don’t have any hidden fees or extra costs that will be added during the course, you pay for your training as you get it.

Build Your Future With Scandinavian Aerospace Academy

Pilot training is an expensive investment, we know that since most of the staff in our organization has at some point, experienced the same journey. Therefore we understand the investment you are about to make and we respect that investment. Our goal is to deliver the best possible training at a reasonable cost.

Financial student loans are available for Swedish citizens and can be arranged through our partnerships with Swedish banks.

Our staff is here to assist you with any questions you may have, feel free to contact us at training@flyscan.academy with your questions.

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